Since its inception 40 years ago, the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine has transformed the care of older adults, persons with serious illness, and their caregivers in the United States. In 1982, Robert Butler, MD, known as the father of modern geriatrics, founded this Department with a vision for high-quality, comprehensive health care to the most vulnerable populations. Today, we continue to redefine that standard through expert clinical care, medical education, and evidence-based research.
I am pleased to share with you the Brookdale Department’s 2022 Specialty Report. My hope is that you and your institution can gain insights into what we have learned in 2021, a unique year, as we share our experiences, accomplishments, and lessons learned. As you will see in this report, the pandemic has not slowed our innovation. In fact, it has accelerated initiatives such as Palliative Care at Home, research and application of telehealth, and clinical co-management programs for older adults. We continue to enhance our Wellness and our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs, and we are proud to embed these principles in our new educational curriculums.
After four decades of unwavering dedication to improving care, we are honoured that The Mount Sinai Hospital was once again ranked No. 1 for Geriatrics by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, our ability to effectively expand our services was recognized when Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Morningside, and Mount Sinai West were named among the top 10 percent of all hospitals surveyed for geriatrics. These acknowledgements allow us to continue serving patients and their families; educating the next generation of physicians; and developing the research base for our fields.
The Brookdale Department is grateful to continue providing the best possible geriatrics and palliative care for patients and families in New York and beyond. I thank you for your interest in our work and hope you are equally inspired by our team at Mount Sinai.
R. Sean Morrison, MD
Ellen and Howard C. Katz Chair of the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine